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'''Chicago Transit Authority''', also known as '''CTA''', is the operator of public transport|mass transit in Chicago, Illinois and some of its surrounding suburbs, including the trains of the Chicago "L" and CTA bus service. The CTA is an Illinois Government agency|independent governmental agency that started operations on October 1, 1947 upon the purchase and combination of the transportation assets of the Chicago Rapid Transit Company and the Chicago Surface Lines streetcar system. In 1952, CTA purchased the assets of the Chicago Motor Coach Company, which was under the control of Yellow Cab Company founder John D. Hertz, resulting in a fully unified system. Today, the CTA is one of the three service boards financially supported by the Regional Transportation Authority (Illinois)|Regional Transportation Authority.
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Image captionA Red Line (Chicago Transit Authority)|CTA Red Line train
FoundedOctober 1, 1947
Headquarters567 West Lake Street, West Loop, Chicago|West Loop, Chicago, Illinois
LocaleChicago, Illinois
Service typeBus and Rapid Transit
RoutesBus: 140, Rail: 8
FleetBus: 1,879, Rail: 1,190
RidershipBus: 872,090, Rail: 787,430
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